12th Grade Psychology Syllabus
Teacher Contact Info:
Mr. Timothy C. Brennan
Phone: 814-231-1011 ex. 4687
Course Title: Intro to Psychology
Course Number: S523
Course Description: This 12-grade semester-long course is designed to introduce students to the systematic scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals and the biological and theoretical foundations of psychology. Students will examine the ethical practices and responsibilities of psychological inquiry and understand the biological, social, and cultural influences on human behavior. Students will continue to develop analytical skills, conduct research, investigate the mind-body connection, analyze concepts of consciousness, analyze theories of intelligence, evaluate theories of personality, develop an understanding of psychological disorders, evaluate the role and effectiveness of treatments, and be aware of the importance of cultural diversity for understanding human behavior and interactions. Students will demonstrate their understanding of psychology through various projects, discussions, and assignments.
Course Textbook: Rathus, S. A. (2021). Psych. CENGAGE LEARNING.
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY DOMAIN
DEVELOPMENTAL AND LEARNING DOMAIN
SOCIOCULTURAL CONTEXT DOMAIN
INDIVIDUAL VARIATION DOMAIN
APPLICATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE DOMAIN
1 - Quizzes
2 - Homework Assignments
3 - Projects/Presentations
4 - Research/Writing projects/Critiques
5 - Participation
Classroom Rules and Guidelines:
In order to ensure a safe learning environment for all and the key to making everyone feel as though they are part of the class, only one rule need be applied: BE RESPECTFUL. Respect oneself, your fellow students, the teacher, and the classroom.
Psychological References: Books online-